Paramedic Exposure to Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Is Associated With Patient Survival

  title={Paramedic Exposure to Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Is Associated With Patient Survival},
  author={Kylie Dyson and Janet E. Bray and Karen Smith and Stephen Bernard and Lahn D Straney and Judith C Finn},
  journal={Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes},
  • K. DysonJ. Bray J. Finn
  • Published 1 March 2016
  • Medicine
  • Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Background—Although out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a major public health problem, individual paramedics are rarely exposed to these cases. In this study, we examined whether previous paramedic exposure to OHCA resuscitation is associated with patient survival. Methods and Results—For the period 2003 to 2012, we linked data from the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry to Ambulance Victoria’s employment data set. We defined exposure as the number of times a paramedic attended an… 

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